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Tag: Wearable

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!

Gesture Control App for Wearable Devices: Watch This!
A few years ago, we saw that Microsoft’s Kinect sensor could be used to control a quadcopter with hand gestures. In the future, we might be able to do that and more using wearable devices, thanks…
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EM-Sense Tech Lets Your Smartwatch Know What You are Touching

EM-Sense Tech Lets Your Smartwatch Know What You are Touching
I thought smartwatches were pretty smart already. I love not having to dig my phone out of my pocket to see who is calling and if I want to talk to them. Thanks to a new…
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Blocks Modular Smartwatch Annihilates Kickstarter Goal

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Annihilates Kickstarter Goal
Almost exactly a year ago, I talked about a modular smartwatch idea that was in the works called Blocks. What we didn’t know at the time was exactly when the product would come to market. A…
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Jewelbots Wearables Want to Teach Girls to Code

Jewelbots Wearables Want to Teach Girls to Code
With a ten-year-old girl in my house, we have friendship bracelets everywhere. The cat gets them and annoys the crap out of me by batting them around the house at 1am. They get sucked up in…
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DIY Necktie Wi-Fi Hotspot: TieFi

DIY Necktie Wi-Fi Hotspot: TieFi
We all know that mobile devices often put us into bubbles of isolation. As a Father’s Day treat, ad agency Grip Limited thought of a cheeky way to force children to get closer to their dads.…
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ThinkGeek EnCounter Fitness Quest Giver: LARPwatch

ThinkGeek EnCounter Fitness Quest Giver: LARPwatch
Every year ThinkGeek comes up with an April Fools’ joke product that you want to be real. The EnCounter Wearable Interactive Quest is one of those ideas. It’s a fitness tracker that turns your movements and…
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Pinblock Construction Toy: One Block, Infinite Possibilities

Pinblock Construction Toy: One Block, Infinite Possibilities
Modular construction toys like LEGO and K’nex usually have many different parts and pieces. This variety allows for beautiful and complex builds, but it can also be intimidating or tedious at times. So the makers of…
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Leatherman Tread Puts a Multitool on Your Wrist

Leatherman Tread Puts a Multitool on Your Wrist
A long time ago, I bought a Leatherman multitool that has a pouch you are supposed to attach to your belt. I found quickly that I don’t like things on my belt and stopped using it.…
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Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”

Geek Makes 3D-Printed Bluetooth “Smart Ring”
There are lots of Bluetooth wearables on the market today that are designed to interface with your smartphone. Most of them are bracelets or watches these days. One geek has created his own wearable device using…
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KipstR Wristband Starts TiVo Recording When You Fall Asleep: Blue Collar Band

KipstR Wristband Starts TiVo Recording When You Fall Asleep: Blue Collar Band
Earlier this year we saw a Netflix and Fitbit hack that pauses the video when the viewer falls asleep. Virgin Media’s KipstR wristband is a very similar device, but it works with TiVo instead of Netflix.…
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Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules
One of the things that annoys me about consumer electronics is that we all know within a few months something better is going to come along and most of us will end up with buyer’s remorse.…
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16Lab’s Smart Ring Is Your Electronic Key, Gesture Device, Wallet, and More

16Lab’s Smart Ring Is Your Electronic Key, Gesture Device, Wallet, and More
“Wearable tech” is the latest big trend and the buzziest buzzword of the moment. Techies are figuring out what works, old people are either hating all of it or trying to buy stock in some of…
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Nixie Wearable Drone Camera: Fashionable Photographer

Nixie Wearable Drone Camera: Fashionable Photographer
If Team Nixie has its way, drones might someday become the selfie addicts’ best friend. One of the finalists in Intel’s Make It Wearable Challenge, the team is working on Nixie, a camera-toting drone that’s thin,…
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Cicret Smart Bracelet Projects Your Phone’s Display on Your Arm: Remote Armtop

Cicret Smart Bracelet Projects Your Phone’s Display on Your Arm: Remote Armtop
If you think that Google Glass’ and smartwatch displays are too small for you, keep an eye on the Cicret Bracelet. French company Cicret claims its gadget can project your mobile device’s display on your skin.…
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Wearable Sensors Detect Disease-carrying Mosquitoes: Bzzfeed

Wearable Sensors Detect Disease-carrying Mosquitoes: Bzzfeed
We already have several ways to protect ourselves from mosquitoes, and even more are on the way. So why would something that only tells you that mosquitoes are around earn Google’s approval? Because that same device …
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Metaio Thermal Touch Uses Heat from Your Fingers to Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen

Metaio Thermal Touch Uses Heat from Your Fingers to Turn Any Surface into a Touchscreen
We’ve seen a couple of prototypes that enable or at least emulate touch-sensitivity on everyday objects. But as wearable technology continues to flourish, we’re going to need a simple and portable solution. Augmented reality company Metaio…
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